Now begins a betting week unlike any other.
Golf is an exploding market in the sports gambling world. You simply can’t beat the odds given. Don’t get me wrong, golf still pales in comparison to NFL and college football betting, but every week more and more participants are realizing how enticing golf betting can be. Let’s ask the Carlos Ortiz ticket holders, or Brian Gay ticket holders, or even the Stewart Cink ticket holders! This season alone, in nine events, we have had winners with odds higher than 100/1 in five of them. However, that trend likely ends this week.
All eyes will be on the heavy hitters at Augusta National. We kick off our odds with favorite Bryson DeChambeau at +750. You will see A LOT of money move in that direction this week. Dustin Johnson +850 and Jon Rahm +1000 will see a ton of action as well.
Let me say this. It’s never a bad thing to be the favorite, but Augusta has not been friendly to the guys lingering at the top of the odds board pre-tournament. In fact, not a single pre-tournament favorite has put on the elusive green jacket since 2005, when your defending champion Tiger Woods won as the favorite.